With the recent mass killings and only a “small” rise of vehicles being used as a weapon, the media, law makers and the public always say we have to do something about the tool that was used. Hardly blaming the person/s. While simultaneously intending to do nothing more vigorously than posting an emotionally charged status on the news and social media.
The usual routine actions that legislators will perform based on the general fear, vague and use the widespread unease to signed another so called “feel-good” piece of legislation that does nothing more to prevent the problem that it supposed to prevent but only hinder law abiding citizens from going about their daily lives.
Politicians are all about trying to look good on paper, acting like they care about fixing the problem on the citizens behalf. In reality they are after their own party and the bigger agenda. They don’t care about us, they have no interest in solving terrorist attacks, and general violent criminal activist. We have a lot of laws that need to be enforced!
Want to know more about liberal logic?
Imagine if vehicles are treated like guns. Here is a proposed escape vehicle ban legislation that looks something like this.
S. BILL 498
To regulate get-away vehicles, to ensure that the right to drive is not unlimited, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
To regulate vehicles commonly used in escapes from the scene of a crime, to ensure that access to such vehicles is not unlimited, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Escape Vehicle Ban of 2016”.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
(a) IN GENERAL.—The terms “get-away vehicle” and “escape vehicle” means any motorized vehicle which—
(A) Is intended for use on established roadways and which—
(B) Will travel at speeds capable of exceeding established speed limits for United States highways and interstates.
(C) May also include any other vehicle, motorized or propelled by other means, which could be used to elude law enforcement after the commission of a crime.
SEC. 3. RESTRICTIONS ON OWNERSHIP AND USE OF ESCAPE VEHICLES BY CERTAIN CLASSES OF INDIVIDUALS
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons who has been previously convicted of a felony offense or has been convicted of a misdemeanor offense punishable by a term of 12 months or longer, or is currently under indictment for such offense to own, operate or transfer to another individual, any vehicle which can be classified by this Act as an Escape Vehicle.
It shall be unlawful for any person to import, sell, manufacture, occupy, possess or operate vehicles which fall under this Act which were manufactured after the date of enactment of said Act.
Vehicles covered under this Act which are currently owned by non-prohibited persons may be owned and operated until such time as they are no longer serviceable.
They may not be transferred to anyone other than those exempted from restriction under this Act.
All vehicles grandfathered under this act must be registered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation within 180 days of the implementation of this Act.
It is further prohibited for any individual or group of individuals who are observed to be loitering outside of facilities such as banks, liquor stores, convenience stores and other facilities which are common targets of violent crimes to occupy vehicles covered by this Act.
SEC. 4. BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GRANDFATHERED OWNERS OF ESCAPE VEHICLES.
Those individuals who currently own vehicles covered under this act and wish to retain ownership until the end of the vehicle’s serviceable life must consent to a criminal background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Said background check must be completed within 180 days of the implementation of this act.
Failure to do so will result in confiscation of the Escape Vehicle without compensation to the individual.
SEC. 5. EXEMPTIONS.
This act shall NOT apply to the following classes of individual:
(A) Police officers whether on or off duty
(B) Officers of the Court
(C) Elected officials
(D) Duly Licensed Automobile Dealers
SEC. 6. PENALTIES.
Those who violate this act shall be subject to the following:
(A) Prohibited Persons found to be in operation of Escape Vehicles are subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed Ten (10) years and/or a fine not to exceed $10,000.00 dollars.
(B) Non-Prohibited Persons who fail to register their Escape Vehicles with the FBI will be subject to forfeiture of the vehicle and a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 dollars.
(C) Transfer of Escape Vehicles other than to authorized dealers of government agencies shall be punishable by forfeiture of the vehicle and imprisonment for a term not to exceed Two (2) years and/or a fine not to exceed $2,000.00.
SEC. 7. BUYBACK PROGRAM FOR GRANDFATHERED ESCAPE VEHICLES.
Those individuals who choose not to retain ownership of vehicles covered under this Act may elect to transfer ownership of said vehicles an authorized licensed dealer within 180 days of the ratification of this act.
Compensation shall be determined by the dealer, but shall be no less that standard accepted trade in value as evidenced by commonly accepted industry sources.
SEC. 8. SEVERABILITY.
If any provision of this Act, an amendment made by this Act, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, it is up to the United States Citizen to contest and appeal this act.
All citizens will be considered guilty until proven innocent.
As with similar bills like the Assault Weapon Ban, the Gun Control Acts of 1934, 1968 and 1986, it has been accepted practice of this Legislative Body to enact laws, rules and regulations that deprive United States Citizens of their rights and personal property without due process.
It is further determined that although this Act will do nothing to prevent bank robberies, liquor store robberies, violent assaults and similar crimes, given the evidence that most escapes from such crimes are facilitated by vehicular transportation, this Act is justified because we simply HAVE to do SOMETHING, even when that action will further endanger the American Public and will not accomplish anything worthwhile.
Credit goes to gadsdengunsblog.com for making SB498
The full PDF version can be downloaded here.
Although this is sarcasm, such fictitious bill does make a great example to show us how useless many politicians and bureaucrats are all about this days. Taking a perspective look, Isn’t the proposed vehicle legislation absurd? Definitely!